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Program Learning Outcomes Assessment

At the University of Oklahoma (OU), program assessment is aimed at providing faculty in every department, opportunities to define knowledge, abilities, skills, habits of mind, and attitudes they expect graduates of each of our degree programs to be able to demonstrate once students have completed a set of courses as well as other related/required educational experiences in their majors or disciplines. Further, findings from the assessment process is valuable in assisting all academic departments to continuously determine what pedagogical and curricular reforms can be undertaken to improve student learning.

To view program level students learning outcomes (SLOs) for all degree and/or certificate programs at OU, please click on any of the degree programs within the College listed alphabetically below.

GRADUTE COLLEGE

Upon completion of the PhD program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the individual disciplines and the interdisciplinary domain that informs their research. Upon completion of their degree, students are expected to be able to show this knowledge and expertise in writing and in professional discussions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make an advanced argument reflecting a broad  understanding of the interdisciplinary scholarly domain and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.
  • Demonstrate the ability to propose new research directions and develop independent research resulting in original contribution to their interdisciplinary domain of study.

CHRISTOPHER C. GIBBS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

Upon completion of the B.Arch. degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative architectural problem-solving and design. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing concepts. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary architectural ideas. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership and collaboration in architectural practice.

Upon completion of the MArch. degree program, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate creative architectural problem-solving and design. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary architectural ideas. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership and collaboration in architectural practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate high quality writing skills through the thesis. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary architectural ideas through the high quality intellectual content of the thesis. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual context for their thesis.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of construction management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of construction management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and creativity within current research topics in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate effective professional oral and written communication.
Upon completion of the BS program, students should be able to do the following:
  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, material and equipment used in construction projects.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.

Upon completion of the Environmental Design program, students should be able to:

  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, material and equipment used in construction projects.
  • Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all.
  • Understand construction risk management.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.

Upon completion of the BID degree program, students should demonstrate:

  • Design Process Skills in all aspects of the design process for creative problem solving including:
    • Identifying and defining relevant aspects of a design problem and complete pre-design investigation.
    • Synthesize information to generate multiple responses to programmatic requirements while demonstrating creative thinking.
    • Apply precedent studies to inform design solutions.
  • Application of Space, Form and Color Skills including:
    • Applying the elements and principles of design.
    • Communicating concepts of spatial definition and organization.
    • Demonstrate and understanding that design solutions are impacted by vertical circulation systems.
    • Demonstrating an understanding and application of color principles, theories and systems.
  • Regulations & Guidelines Skills including:
    • Demonstrating application of laws, codes, standards and guidelines that impact design.
  • Communication Skills including:
    • Expressing ideas clearly in oral communication and visual communication including producing presentations drawings across a range of media.
    • Applying a variety of communication techniques and technologies for written and visual media.
    • Producing integrated contract documents.
  • Human Centered Design Skills including application of work that is information by knowledge of human factors and theories of human behavior related to the built environment including:
    • Applying theories of human behavior in the built environment.
    • Applying Universal Design principles and accessibility guidelines.
  • Furniture, Fixture, Equipment and Finish Material Specification Skills.
  • Knowledge of Building Systems and Interior Construction Skills.

Upon completion of the core couses required in the first year of the ID Graudate program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze outcomes for interior design principles and practices specific to:
    • Environment and Human behavior.
    • Theories of Interior Design.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of interior material specification and consruction methods.
  • Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to identify, formulate and analyze research questions in interior design.
  • Communicate research results to a scientific audience in both raphic, written and verbal form.
  • Demonstrate evidence of scholarly study in Interior Design including evidence of conducing quality original scholarly research in Interior Design.

Graduates of the Masters in Landscape Architecture program should be able to demonstrate:

  • Creative problem solving in design, planning, and project management at various scales and applications.
  • Knowledge and skills in conceptual design, project and design phasing, natural and cultural systems, and public policy and regulations.
  • Critical thinking skills through development of design projects and written project descriptions.
  • Written, verbal, and visual communication skills through both hand and computer graphics at various levels from sketching to final renderings.
  • Technical knowledge of construction documentation/details, construction materials, site grading/engineering, and methods through incorporation of these in-design projects.

Upon completion of the MLAS degree program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Creative problem solving when asked design-related questions on the comprehensive exam.
  • Knowledge and skills in conceptual design, project and design phasing, natural and cultural systems, and public policy and regulations are some general areas in which MLAS students demonstrate creative problem solving.
  • Critical thinking skills on comprehensive exam questions. Questions regarding the development of design projects and strategies employed to address complex problems afford the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Communication skills through both hand and computer graphics at various levels from sketching to final renderings.
  • Technical knowledge of construction documentation/details, construction materials, site grading/engineering, and methods as appropriate in exam questions.Upon completion of the MLAS degree program, students should demonstrate:
  • Creative problem solving when asked design-related questions on the comprehensive exam.
  • Knowledge and skills in conceptual design, project and design phasing, natural and cultural systems, and public policy and regulations are some general areas in which MLAS students demonstrate creative problem solving.
  • Critical thinking skills on comprehensive exam questions. Questions regarding the development of design projects and strategies employed to address complex problems afford the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Communication skills through both hand and computer graphics at various levels from sketching to final renderings.
  • Technical knowledge of construction documentation/details, construction materials, site grading/engineering, and methods as appropriate in exam questions.

Graduates of the MUD degree program should be able to demonstrate:

  • A1 Urban Design Knowledge:
    • Urban Theory and Frameworks.
    • Real Estate Development and Economics.
    • Real Estate and Planning Law.
    • Implementation Methods.
    • Mobility and Accessibility.
    •  Cultural Heritage.
  • A2 Urban Design Skills:
    • Urban Design Tools.
    • Three-Dimensional Creativity.
    • Agency and Engagement.
  • A3 Urban Design Values:
    • Critical Insight.
    • Sustainability and Resiliency.
    • Ethics.

Graduates of the PhD dgree program, should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding and application of expert knowledge at the Ph.D. level in (at least) one of the divisional subareas of the college in:
    • Written communication.
    • Oral communication.
  • Students should indicate an understanding and application of (at least) one of the existing methodological traditions in their area(s) of concentration at the Ph.D. level.
  • Students should indicate the ability to:
    • Conceive and plan.
    • Implement and disseminate a substantive, novel research project in their area(s) of concentration. This includes developing a prospectus; where appropriate, developing a funding stream; collecting data; analytically developing “new knowledge;” and making this new knowledge accessible via publication and presentation.

Upon completion of the degree program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • The required KNOWLEDGE for the planning disicipine as guided by the Planning Adviisory Board (PAB) as follows:
  • A1 General Planning Knowledge
    • Purpose and meaning of planning
    • Planning thoery
    • Planning law
    • Human settlement and history of planning
    • The future
    • Global dimensions of planning
  • The required SKILLS for the planning discipline as guided by the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) as follows:
  • A2 Planning Skills
    • Research
    • Written, oral and graphic communication
    • Quantitative and qualitatie methods
    • Plan creation and implementation
    • Planning process methods
    • Leadership
  • The required VALUES for the planning discipline as guided by the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) as follows:
  • A3 Values and Ethics
    • Professional ethics
    • Governance and participation
    • Sustainability and environmental quality
    • Growth and development
    • Social Justice

COLLEGE OF ART & SCIENCES

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate, synthesize and evaluate knowledge of the history and major content areas of the discipline, key concepts and major theories and are expected to know how to apply that knowledge to service in the tradition of African and African American Studies. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge specific to the discipline about critical contemporary social issues and are expected to be able to analyze and assess such issues utilizing theoretical language related to systems of power and privilege.
  • Demonstrate discipline-centered knowledge and skills for culturally appropriate service learning activities in a selected local organization. 

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and ideas in the field of Anthropology.
  • Generate a well-composed Anthropological research paper, complete with a well-defined research question, inclusion and synthesis of relevant data, and the ability to generate and argue original findings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and apply research methods appropriate to their subfield specialization.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate core knowledge about their field of specialization. Upon completion of their degree, students are expected to be able to show this knowledge and expertise in writing and in professional conversations.
  • Apply the appropriate methods to their research and apply them effectively to their data.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write effectively and in a scholarly way about material in Anthropology outside their core area of expertise.
  • Use written and oral communication in an effective and scholarly way.
  • Complete original research for the Master’s thesis and to demonstrate rigorous scholarship that makes a contribution to the field.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate core knowledge about their field of specialization. Upon completion of their degree, students are expected to be able to show this knowledge and expertise in writing and in professional conversations.
  • Apply the appropriate methods to their research and apply them effectively to their data.
  • Demonstrate adequate teaching experience.  Students involved with teaching as a Graduate Assistant, online instructor, or stand alone instructor will demonstrate competency in the areas of student interaction, grading, professionalism, delivery of materials, and knowledge of content.
  • Use written and oral communication in an effective and scholarly way.
  • Complete original research for the Master’s thesis and to demonstrate rigorous scholarship that makes a contribution to the field.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate core knowledge about their field of specialization. Upon completion of their degree, students are expected to be able to show this knowledge and expertise in writing and in professional conversations.
  • Apply the appropriate methods to their research and apply them effectively to their data.
  • Use written and oral communication in an effective and scholarly way.
  • Complete original research for the Master’s thesis and to demonstrate rigorous scholarship that makes a contribution to the field.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of physics/astrophysics concepts and problem solving in core physics/astrophysics areas, with allowance to develop other interests. Principally, students should have a knowledge of, and be able to apply, the basic laws of physics to solve problems. They should be able to represent physics concepts in multiple ways, and to be able to recognize and apply physical concepts in a range of contexts. Secondary goals include the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems, and the ability to apply basic concepts to modern technology.
  • Demonstrate scientific and technical skills. These skills are divided into two categories. The first involves the ability to formulate a problem, solve it, and relate the results to the original problem. The second involves the ability to the tools of the trade to solve problems. These include one or more of the following: instrumentation competency, software competency, coding competency, data analysis competency (including statistical analysis of the results), and mathematical competency.
  • Successfully communicate in both spoken and written form. The most important are the ability to communicate with different audiences, and communicate effectively in writing. They should also be able to organize and communicate ideas. Students should also be able articulate their own state of understanding. Of secondary importance is the ability to obtain relevant information, and to teach a complex idea.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of physics/astrophysics concepts and problem solving in core physics/astrophysics areas at a level to be successful in graduate school in astrophysics. Principally, students should have a knowledge of, and be able to apply, the basic laws of physics to solve problems. They should be able to represent physics concepts in multiple ways, and to be able to recognize and apply physical concepts in a range of contexts. Secondary goals include the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems, and the ability to apply basic concepts to modern technology.
  • Demonstrate a portfolio of scientific and technical skills. These skills are divided into two categories. The first involves the ability to formulate a problem, solve it, and relate the results to the original problem. The second involves the ability to the tools of the trade to solve problems. These include one or more of the following: instrumentation competency, software competency, coding competency, data analysis competency (including statistical analysis of the results), and mathematical competency.
  • Successfully communicate in both spoken and written form. The most important competencies are the ability to communicate with different audiences, and communicate effectively in writing. They should also be able to organize and communicate ideas. Students should also be able articulate their own state of understanding. Of secondary importance is the abilities be able to obtain relevant information, and to teach a complex idea.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Be competent at analyzing a wide array of physics and astrophysics problems using standard techniques without needing to access external resources. Very few students are admitted to a terminal MS program; most Ph.D. students obtain an MS enroute to a Ph.D., or if they fail to complete the program, leave with an MS.
  • Interpret and present original research topics, both orally and in writing.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of biochemical principles. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of biochemical energetics.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical basis for the flow of information in biological systems.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the organization and regulation of major biochemical pathways including the structure-and-function relationships among molecular and macromolecular participants in such pathways.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in safely planning, executing, and analyzing biochemical experiments, including the use of computers for modeling and quantitative analysis of data. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Exemplify safe practices by consistently adhering to safety standards (e.g., wearing safety goggles while in the laboratory) and by routinely following proper disposal guidelines.
    • lan and execute the necessary experimental procedures to attain a desired outcome in a laboratory setting (e.g., be able to determine the concentration of a sample using a spectrophotometer, or, be able to pour, load, run, and analyze an SDS-PAGE experiment).
    • Demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided analysis by selecting the best available program (e.g., BLAST, ProtParam, UCSF Chimera) and choosing the most appropriate model and fitting method (e.g., nonlinear fitting with the Solver algorithm when a nonlinear model is the “best” model).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating the results of biochemical investigations. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Provide an introduction and overview of the reported work that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Describe with the appropriate level of detail the materials used and the methods that were followed.
    • Report the results that were obtained in an appropriate manner and construct appropriate tables and figures to aid in the reporting of the results.
    • Discuss the relevance of the results that were obtained and interpret the results in the context of the field in which the experimental work has relevance.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should demonstrate:

  • Content mastery in the area of Cellular Biology.
  • Content mastery in the area of Ecology. 
  • Content mastery in the area of Genetics.
  • Content mastery in the area of Animal Physiology.
  • Content mastery in the area of Evolution.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge at an intermediate to advanced level in their chosen sub-field of biological sciences.
  • Potential for independent research in their chosen area of specialization, including the ability to propose hypotheses, gather data to test hypotheses, and appropriately interpret data. 
  • Possess the skills necessary for effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge at an advanced level in broadly defined areas of biological sciences.
  • Capacity for significant independent research in their chosen areas of specialization, including the ability to propose hypotheses, gather data to test hypotheses, and appropriately interpret data.
  • Possess the skills necessary for effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Develop a broad knowledge of the neurobiology of normal animal behavior, from ethological and psychological approaches through cellular and molecular approaches. 
  • Develop the ability to conduct independent research in cellular and behavioral neurobiology, including the ability to propose hypotheses, gather data to test hypotheses, and appropriately interpret data.
  • Develop scientific critical thinking skills.
  • Develop the ability to teach undergraduates effectively.

Upon completion of the BS dgree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of chemical principles that relate to biology. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical principles that govern energy transformations in biology.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical basis for the flow of information in biological systems.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure-and-function relationships that function in, and help to regulate, essential biochemical pathways.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in safely planning, executing, and analyzing chemical bioscience-related experiments, including the use of computers for modeling and quantitative analysis of data. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Exemplify safe practices by consistently adhering to safety standards (e.g., wearing safety goggles while in the laboratory) and by routinely following proper disposal guidelines.
    • Plan and execute the necessary experimental procedures to attain a desired outcome in a laboratory setting (e.g., be able to determine the concentration of a sample using a spectrophotometer, or, be able to pour, load, run, and analyze an SDS-PAGE experiment).
    • Demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided analysis by selecting the best available program (e.g., BLAST, ProtParam, UCSF Chimera) and choosing the most appropriate model and fitting method (e.g., nonlinear fitting with the Solver algorithm when a nonlinear model is the “best” model).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating the results of chemical bioscience investigations. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Provide an introduction and overview of the reported work that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Describe with the appropriate level of detail the materials used and the methods that were followed.
    • Report the results that were obtained in an appropriate manner and construct appropriate tables and figures to aid in the reporting of the results.
    • Discuss the relevance of the results that were obtained and interpret the results in the context of the field in which the experimental work has relevance.
Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:
 
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of chemical principles that underlie the inner-workings of the natural world. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical principles that are involved in intramolecular and intermolecular interactions.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the particulate nature of matter including the structure-and-function relationships that underlie chemical phenomena.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the energetics that govern transformations of matter in the natural world.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in safely planning, executing, and analyzing chemical experiments, including the use of computers for modeling and quantitative analysis of data.  Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Exemplify safe practices by consistently adhering to safety standards (e.g., wearing safety goggles while in the laboratory) and by routinely following proper disposal guidelines.
    • Plan and execute the necessary experimental procedures to address a chemical question in a laboratory setting (e.g., be able to determine the concentration of a sample using a spectrophotometer, or, be able to plan and execute the synthesis of a molecule of interest).
    • Demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided analysis by selecting the best available program (e.g., ChemDraw, WebMO) and choosing the most appropriate model and fitting method (e.g., nonlinear fitting with the Solver algorithm when a nonlinear model is the “best” model).
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in communicating the results of chemistry-related investigations.  Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Provide an introduction and overview of the reported work that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Describe with the appropriate level of detail the materials used and the methods that were followed.
    • Report the results that were obtained in an appropriate manner and construct appropriate tables and figures to aid in the reporting of the results.
    • Discuss the relevance of the results that were obtained and interpret the results in the context of the field in which the experimental work has relevance.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of chemical principles that underlie the inner-workings of the natural world. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the composition of matter, especially the particulate nature of matter.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical principles that are involved in intramolecular and intermolecular interactions.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the thermodynamical principles that govern chemical transformations in the natural world.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in safely planning, executing, and analyzing chemical and biochemical experiments, including the use of computers for modeling and quantitative analysis of data. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Exemplify safe practices by consistently adhering to safety standards (e.g., wearing safety goggles while in the laboratory) and by routinely following proper disposal guidelines.
    • Plan and execute the necessary experimental procedures to attain a desired outcome in a laboratory setting (e.g., be able to determine the concentration of a sample using a spectrophotometer, or, be able to experimentally determine parameters such as pKa of a molecule of interest).
    • Demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided analysis by selecting the best available program (e.g., ChemDraw, WebMO) and choosing the most appropriate model and fitting method (e.g., nonlinear fitting with the Solver algorithm when a nonlinear model is the “best” model).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating the results of chemistry- and biochemistry-related investigations. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Provide an introduction and overview of the reported work that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Describe with the appropriate level of detail the materials used and the methods that were followed.
    • Report the results that were obtained in an appropriate manner and construct appropriate tables and figures to aid in the reporting of the results.
    • Discuss the relevance of the results that were obtained and interpret the results in the context of the field in which the experimental work has relevance.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent literature research and to produce scientific writings in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate results of scientific research activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent laboratory research in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent literature research and to produce scientific writings in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate results of scientific research activities.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent literature research and to produce appropriate scientific writings in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent laboratory research in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to propose new research directions in an area relating to chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate research results to the scientific community.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the Greek and Latin languages.
    They are expected to:
    • Identify grammar.
    • Practice comprehension.
    • Critically analyze passages of literature.
  • Demonstrate research skills by collecting, identifying, and analyzing primary and secondary sources concerning the history of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the Greek and Latin languages.
    They are expected to:
    • Identify grammar.
    • Practice comprehension.
    • Critically analyze passages of literature.
  • Demonstrate research skills by collecting, identifying, and analyzing primary and secondary sources concerning the history of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the history of the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Have basic knowledge of the areas of the discipline, the history of the discipline, key concepts, principles, scholars, major theories, and theoretical paradigms. Graduating seniors should be able to exhibit basic communication knowledge and skills by organizing and writing critical analyses and research papers. Graduating seniors should be able to read reports of communication research with understanding and be able to employ basic strategies and resources for locating reports and summaries of research on communication phenomena.
  • Have basic knowledge of statistics and research design as employed in the communication discipline.
  • Exhibit basic oral communication skills through public speaking in both formal and informal settings.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of communication theory.
  • Demonstrate focused knowledge of their specific area of emphasis in communication.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication research methodologies. 

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge of communication theory. 
  • Demonstrate focused knowledge of their specific area of emphasis in communication.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication research methodologies by producing original research. 

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad knowledge of ecology and evolutionary biology appropriate for their research interests and career goals.
  • The ability to conduct independent research in ecology and evolutionary biology, including the ability to propose hypotheses, gather data to test hypotheses, and appropriately interpret data. 
  • The skills necessary for effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create coherent written and oral economic analyses and interpretations.  Specifically, economics seniors will be able to:
    • Describe the basic characteristics of the science of economics.
    • Explain different economic models and apply them to real-world situations.
    • Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions from research and peers.
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses of a particular argument or policy position.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve economics problems using a wide variety of tools.  Specifically, economics upper-division students will be able to:
    • Solve economics problems using appropriate mathematical formulas and calculations.
    • Create and interpret graphs and data to solve economics problems.
    • Explain and analyze different economic models and applications in written work.
    • Orally articulate the strengths and weaknesses of a particular argument or policy position in discussion and debate with faculty and peers.

Graduate students completing the Managerial MA degree program through Advanced Programs, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic research methods in economics, including research design, economic analysis, and interpretation. Specifically, students will be able to describe the basic characteristics of the science of economics.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic research methods in economics, including research design, economic analysis, and interpretation. Specifically, students will be able to explain different research methods used by economists.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic research methods in economics, including research design, economic analysis, and interpretation.  Specifically, students will be able to:
    • Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions derived from economics research.
    • Generalize research conclusions appropriately based on the parameters of particular research methods.

Upon completion of the MA/PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic research methods in economics, including research design, economic analysis, and interpretation.  Specifically, students will be able to:
    • Describe the basic characteristics of the science of economics.
    • Explain different research methods used by economists.
    • Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions derived from economics research.
    • Generalize research conclusions appropriately based on the parameters of particular research methods.
  • Develop the ability to undertake professional quality research suitable for publication in academic journals and books.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in their writing a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose that is responsive to the assigned task(s) and focuses all elements of the work.
  • Student writing should use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer's understanding, and shaping the whole work.
  • Demonstrate detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s) including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices.
  • Demonstrate skillful use of high-quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.
  • Demonstrate graceful language use that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error-free.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced mastery of content within the discipline. Advanced knowledge in their field will allow them to develop original and well-researched critical papers.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced mastery of content within the discipline and of critical writing skills. 

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.
This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the research methods in Exercise Physiology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the literature in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of their discipline by conducting independent research.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the research methods in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of conducting independent research.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of discipline-specific theory, methods, and literature.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Reproduce the basic language of film studies and cite canonical examples from film history to inform their own spectatorial practices. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Acquire a basic film language vocabulary and successfully apply it in the analysis of a variety of film, television, and other media texts.
    • Become more self-aware, articulate, informed, and enthusiastic participants in visual culture.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of canonical films, film historical events, and film theories.
    • Recognize connections across canonical film and media texts and between canonical texts and contemporary media.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of film and media theory of 1920 to the present. Specifically, students should be able to demonstrate:
    • Skills in critically reading complex theoretical texts in film and media studies.
    • Knowledge of major film and media theories.
    • The ability to apply film and media theories in analyzing film/media texts  and practices.
  • Apply their knowledge of film history and theory to the analysis of specific film movements and national traditions and to express historical and theoretical insights in their creative work. Specifically, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specific movement or tradition in film and media history chosen for the capstone course in a given semester.
    • Critically research and analyze aesthetic, sociopolitical, cultural, and historically specific aspects of films and other media works.
    • Synthesize, problematize, and debate arguments using knowledge of film and media theory and history and media production skills acquired from multiple Film and Media Studies courses in relationship to a specific topic.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in literature of the French-speaking world in general and in their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an in-depth literary argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the discipline and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in literature of the French-speaking world in general and in their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an advanced literary argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the discipline and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in literature of the German-speaking world in general and in their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an in-depth literary argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the discipline and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think, read, and write critically.
  • Master specified academic and career oriented skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate the necessary knowledge of major principles and concepts in health and exercise science.
    Specifically, students will:
    • Describe major principles from each HES “Core” course.
    • Apply concepts and principles to real-world situations such as exercise prescription, diet choices, etc.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think, read, and write critically about major concepts and reach questions in health and exercise science.
    Specifically, students will:
    • Review relevant literature and identify a relevant research topic.
    • Write testable hypotheses and design research methodology.
    • Collect data.
    • Analyze and interpret their research findings.
    • Present findings in written and oral forms.
  • Communicate major principles and concepts in oral and written form.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the research methods in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the literature in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of their discipline by conducting independent research.
  • Explain historical issues related to his/her area of specialization (hybrid students).
  • Explain principles related to the scientific investigation in health and exercise science (hybrid students).
  • Explain principles related to his/her individual area of specialization (hybrid students).
  • Explain historical issues related to his/her area of specialization, principles related to the scientific investigation in health and exercise science, and principles related to his/her individual area of specialization (hybrid students).

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Summarize and critically evaluate the arguments of scholarly books and articles.
  • Use library and digital research tools to identify and access relevant sources and databases.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of what it means to situate health, disease and disability in social, cultural and historical context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate their work to a public audience using some form of media.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the research methods in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the literature in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of their discipline by conducting independent research.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the literature in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the research methods in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate mastery of conducting independent research.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of discipline-specific theory, methods, and literature.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary research sources in context.
  • Demonstrate competence in scholarly historical writing.
  • Use library and digital research tools to identify and access relevant sources.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced comprehensive understanding of the history of science, technology, and medicine from antiquity to the modern period, and in a variety of disciplines and traditions.
  • Demonstrate scholarly written communication skills reflecting an advanced understanding of their master's research specialty area within the larger context of the field as a whole.
  • Demonstrate scholarly oral presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced understanding of their master's research specialty area within the larger context of the field as a whole.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced and broadened understanding of the discipline of the history of science, technology and medicine from antiquity to the modern period, and demonstrate an informed perspective on the proposed dissertation research area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an advanced historical argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the HSTM discipline and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic. 

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate substantive claims about the human past; and construct coherent and sophisticated arguments and interpretations about them within an historical framework that is clear, logical, and convincing.  Overall, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of historical methodology and apply it effectively in constructing their capstone papers.
  • Analyze and contextualize primary documents and secondary sources carefully and critically. Primary sources (documents, books, written works, records, etc., originating in the historical period being studied) are the building blocks of historical methodology. Students should be able to both interpret primary sources for themselves, and critically assess secondary sources (modern works written by historians to interpret primary sources) or accuracy, interpretive logic, and quality.
  • Identify and utilize relevant primary and secondary sources as part of the research process; each student will be capable of constructing a thorough and relevant bibliography for a historical research paper.
  • Cite primary and secondary sources in the Chicago Manual of Style format (historians' preferred citation system) consistently and correctly. 
  • Conceive, organize and compose a polished research paper from original research in primary and secondary sources on a historical question of the student’s own choosing.  In particular, students will use correct grammar, proof-read papers carefully before submission, and organize their papers clearly and logically with an introduction, main body (divided into subsections), and conclusion.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with and ability to engage with the relevant literature in the field.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of field content.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express and evaluate ideas and arguments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and develop an appropriate thesis topic.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of primary source material.
  • Demonstrate high-level knowledge related to completed MA coursework (including field content and literature in the field), and will demonstrate comprehensive abilities in terms of appropriately identifying and developing a thesis topic, making original arguments, writing clearly and persuasively, and using primary source materials as evidenced in the defense of the thesis.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of and ability to engage with the relevant literature in the field.
  • Demonstrate advanced mastery of field content.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in written or oral form at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and develop, at an advanced level, an appropriate dissertation topic that is consistent with the focus of his/her specialization.
  • Demonstrated the ability to formulate and express original arguments at the appropriate level.
  • Demonstrated the ability to evaluate scholarly ideas and arguments at the appropriate level.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical foundations which form the basis for an interdisciplinary approach to human services education. Emphasis is placed on understanding individual, group, and organizational behaviors.
  • Effectively demonstrate the ability to work for the provision of equal opportunities for minority groups and women, and to seek solutions to other community, state, regional, national, and international problems.
  • Apply HR principles to real-life situations regarding their role as human relations practitioners in the areas of economic, technological and social development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and advocate as well as master and apply research concepts and skills that may be utilized within work settings such as private, public, or non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and critical thinking skills for undergraduate and graduate, business and professional documents; an emphasis is placed on APA format.

Upon completion of the MHR degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the social and philosophical foundations which form the basis for an interdisciplinary approach to human services education. Emphasis is placed on understanding individual, group, and organizational behaviors.
  • Effectively demonstrate the ability to add to the body of knowledge called “human relations” and, concurrently, assist in delineating the role of human relations practitioners in economic, technological and social development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct online searches, evaluate sources, think critically about issues and write various types of student papers, including research papers. A specific emphasis is placed on students learning practices and techniques associated with good academic writing as well as the ability to read and evaluate peer-reviewed journal and/or research articles critically and to grasp their major premises.
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to communicate and advocate as well as master and apply research concepts and skills that may be utilized within work settings such as private, public, or non-profit organizations.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the Latin language. They are expected to:
    • Identify grammar
    • Practice comprehension
    • Critically analyze passages of literature
  • Demonstrate research skills by collecting, identifying, and analyzing primary and secondary sources concerning the history of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the Latin language by composing a paper in Latin.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to Latin pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language. 

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the grammar and syntax of either ancient Greek or Latin.  They are expected to:
    • Identify grammar
    • Practice comprehension
    • Critically analyze passages of literature
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the three major areas of history, literature, and philosophy. 
  • Demonstrate research skills by collecting, identifying, and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language.

Upon completion of the BAIS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Articulate the cultural, social, political, and economic implications of the role of information within and outside of the U.S, and the importance of communication across ethnic, cultural, and social boundaries.
  • Apply human-centered design processes to satisfy user information needs in technologically intensive environments.
  • Analyze the information needs of organizations.
  • Use information architecture to coordinate design, technology, and business goals.
  • Implement and protect information systems and networks, using appropriate technological tools and processes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of information policy, information policy, information economics, and information ethics within the information professions.
  • Function in leadership and management roles.
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional writing, professional judgment, and analytical skills.

Upon completion of the MLIS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of LIS theories, principles, and practices.
  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate, critically analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skill.
  • Employ technology to analyze, design, and provide solutions to information problems.
  • Critically evaluation research and literature in the LIS field; - Demonstrate application of quantitative and qualitative research methods to systematic inquiry in LIS.
  • Use cultural competency to interact appropriately with people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and identities.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories and other core knowledge in information science.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various research methodologies and the ability to execute appropriate data analysis to solve problems and answer research questions.
  • Demonstrate mastery of area of specialization.
  • Successfully design and complete research that constitutes an original contribution to the field.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Recognize, describe, and perform notation on human speech sounds.
  • Write a well-structured research report, the Senior Essay that demonstrates a strong thesis, good argumentation, and adequate use of linguistic literature.  This research entails formulation of the problem, selection of appropriate methodology, review of pertinent literature, analysis, conclusion, and annotated bibliography.
  • Recognize, analyze, and model structure in human language.

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the basic operational tools and manipulative skills of mathematics.
  • Analyze and construct rigorous mathematical proofs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in writing the results of a mathematical investigation. In particular, students should be able to:
    • Provide a clear introductory overview of their work.
    • Describe coherently the details of the work.
    • Place the results described in a larger mathematical context.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the basic operational tools and manipulative skills of mathematics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in writing the results of a mathematical investigation. In particular, students should be able to:
    • Provide a clear overview of their work.
    • Describe coherently the details of the work.
    • Place the results described in a larger mathematical context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and constructing mathematical proofs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and facility with some of the core notions and axiomatic systems of modern abstract mathematics.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid mastery of the core areas of mathematics.
  • Demonstrate a solid working knowledge of how to approach mathematical problems. This includes demonstrating some amount of creativity ("having ideas") when asked to tackle less routine problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze the overall structure and the details of a mathematical argument.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in and knowledge of the methods and tools of abstract mathematics, including analysis and higher algebra.   Students will be able to construct, evaluate, and communicate rigorous logical arguments and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and use mathematical models for describing and analyzing systems in the physical or social sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistics or numerical analysis.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge at the graduate level of three broad core areas of mathematics: Algebra, Analysis, and Topology.
  • Demonstrate more specialized, deeper knowledge of selected areas of
    mathematics and the ability to conduct mathematical research in a specialized area.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to study and analyze rigorous mathematical proofs, and the ability to conduct such proofs themselves.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills across core areas of microbiology.
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Evolution
    • Biochemistry
    • Cell Physiology
    • Genetics

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and conduct original research appropriate for their degree.
    • Students will identify an appropriate research question(s) and conduct research to test appropriate hypotheses developed from their question(s).
    • Student will successfully defend their research to their committee.
  • Demonstrate accepted standards of ethics and professional behavior.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate overall knowledge of their field and mastery of their specific subfield of Microbiology.
  • Identify and conduct original research appropriate for their degree.
  • Carry out their research according to accepted standards of ethics and professional behavior.

Upon completion of the MDS dgree program, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate information from a variety of sources – both academic and public – in order to gain insight about contemporary issues of local and global concern.
  • Integrate their individual educational experience in order to inform development of research and discussion topics. As MDS majors this will involve a combination of at least two recognized minors.
  • Synthesize educational formation and research into written products (such as websites, research projects and papers, and PowerPoint presentations). These will exhibit the value of interdisciplinary studies to questions of theoretical concern, and preparation for students' chosen vocations.
  • Apply discipline-specific research methods to interdisciplinary topics anchored in their projected vocations.
  • Communicate effectively in writing. They will write with clarity, concision and confidence.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of Critical Indigenous Theory, Indigenous Methodologies, and foundations of tribal sovereignty. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues in at least one area of emphasis: Cultural Knowledge, Language, & History; Tribal Governance & Policy; or Indigenous Media & Arts.
  • Apply critical Indigenous theoretical concepts and methodologies to contemporary issues among Native peoples or Native Nations.

Upon completion of the MA dgree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Critical Indigenous Theory and Indigenous Methodologies. 
  • Conduct independent inquiry in one of the three areas of emphasis: Cultural Knowledge, Language, & History; Tribal Governance & Policy; or Indigenous Media & Arts.
  • Conduct original research in topics relevant to Native peoples.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Think critically about organizational challenges, apply scientific theories and research findings to address those challenges, and develop methods to assess whether proposed interventions adequately address such challenges.
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly both in writing and orally.
  • Name and describe prevailing theories and models as well as evidence-based practices in their major area of specialization – Human Resource Management (HRM) or Project Management (PM).
  • Demonstrate professionalism and organizational skills. This includes presenting themselves and interacting with others in a professional manner.
  • Effectively lead organizational initiatives as well as work effectively in team-based environments.
  • Develop original solutions to complex problems and address issues from multiple perspectives.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Assemble an appropriate body of philosophical sources on a research topic of their own choosing.
  • Critically reflect upon a body of philosophical sources on a research topic of their own choosing.
  • Formulate and cogently defend their own philosophical thesis on a selected topic.
  • Show evidence of improved philosophical writing over the course of their time in the major.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Have a broad background of philosophical knowledge.
  • Write substantive scholarly papers in philosophy.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Have a broad background of philosophical knowledge.
  • Write substantive scholarly papers to the standards of the profession.
  • Be well-versed in pedagogical techniques appropriate to teaching a wide range of philosophy classes.
  • Write substantive scholarly papers to the standard of the profession.
  • Be familiar with the variety of service roles that they may be asked to perform as future faculty.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of core physics topics at a level to be successful in graduate school in physics. Students should demonstrate an ability to apply the laws and concepts of physics, using different representations and fundamental themes, to analyze and solve problems appropriate for their stage in the curriculum. Secondary goals include the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems, and the ability to apply basic concepts to modern technology.
  • Demonstrate a portfolio of scientific and technical skills. These skills are divided into two categories. The first involves the ability to formulate a problem, solve it, and relate the results to the original problem. The second involves the ability to the tools of the trade to solve problems. These include one or more of the following: instrumentation competency, software competency, coding competency, data analysis competency (including statistical analysis of the results), and mathematical competency.
  • Successfully communicate in both spoken and written form. The most important communicate with different audiences, and communicate effectively in writing. They should also be able to organize and communicate ideas.  Students should also be able articulate their own state of understanding. Of secondary importance is the abilities be able to obtain relevant information, and to teach a complex idea.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of core physics topics at a level that will help them be successful in their future careers. Students should demonstrate an ability to apply the laws and concepts of physics, using different representations and fundamental themes, to analyze and solve problems appropriate for their stage in the curriculum. Secondary goals include the ability to solve multidisciplinary problems, and the ability to apply basic concepts to modern technology.
  • Demonstrate a portfolio of scientific and technical skills. These skills are involves the ability to formulate a problem, solve it, and relate the results to the original problem. The second involves the ability to the tools of the trade to solve problems. These include one or more of the following: instrumentation competency, software competency, coding competency, data analysis competency (including statistical analysis of the results), and mathematical competency.
  • Successfully communicate in both spoken and written form. The most important competencies are the ability to communicate with different audiences, and communicate effectively in writing. They should also be able to  organize and communicate ideas. Students should also be able articulate their own state of understanding. Of secondary importance is the abilities be able to obtain relevant information, and to teach a complex idea.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Be competent at analyzing a wide array of problems using standard techniques without needing to access external resources. Very few students are admitted to a terminal MS program; most Ph.D. students obtain an MS enroute to a Ph.D., or if they fail to complete the program, leave with an MS.
  • Interpret and present original research topics, both orally and in writing.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Be competent at analyzing a wide array of problems using standard techniques without needing to access external resources.
    The core areas are:
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Statistical Mechanics
    • Electrodynamics
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Mathematical Methods of Physics
    • Astrophysics (if appropriate)
  • Interpret and present current research topics, both orally and in writing. This has been traditionally called “the specialist exam.”
  • Demonstrate competency in physics and astrophysics research.
This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

This is a new degree program.  The student learning outcomes are in the process of being articulated.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills across core areas of plant biology:
    • Vascular plant botany
    • Plant Physiology
    • Evolution
    • Ecology
    • Genetics

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and conduct original research appropriate for their degree.
  • Students will identify an appropriate research question(s) and conduct research to test appropriate hypotheses developed from their question(s).
  • Student will successfully defend their research to their committee.
  • Demonstrate accepted standards of ethics and professional behavior.
Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate overall knowledge of their field and mastery of their specific subfield of Plant Biology during the General Exam.
  • Satisfactorily complete courses for their program of study.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of their subject in their general examinations.
  • Identify and conduct original research appropriate for their degree.
  • Identify an appropriate research question(s) and conduct research to test appropriate hypotheses developed from their question(s).
  • Successfully defend their research to their committee.
  • Demonstrate accepted standards of ethics and professional behavior.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and synthesize substantial knowledge of key concepts and major theories of the discipline, as well as political processes and governmental systems in the United States and other nations in the world.
  • Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills.
  • Analyze complex political phenomena and critically evaluate evidence supporting different points of view.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to use library resources, databases, and emerging technology.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced substantive knowledge of political processes in ONE subfield within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of the discipline through performance in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop independent research resulting in original contribution to knowledge.
  • Demonstrate quantitative research skills in the use of data gathering methods and analysis techniques used for typical analyses in conducting research.

Upon completion of the MPS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
    • Create and support arguments using research using information from within multiple discipline.
    • Access, analyze, and synthesize interdisciplinary information and ideas to identify underlying assumptions and formulate conclusions.
    • Communicate accurately and clearly in writing scholarly interdisciplinary approach to prevention science.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from a prevention science perspective.
  • Implement professional standards of ethical responsibility and diversity when working within organizations engaged in prevention science.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of prevention science as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Execute the major tasks associated with planning and evaluation in prevention science to include program development, implementation, and evaluation strategies.
  • Apply leadership and management skills to direct community organizations, public policy, and environmental change.
  • Maintain strong public relations and collaborative agreements while promoting prevention programs, services, and activities to diverse audiences.

 

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced substantive knowledge of political processes in TWO subfields within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of the discipline through performance in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop independent research resulting in original contribution to knowledge.
  • Demonstrate quantitative research skills in the use of data  gathering methods and analysis techniques used for typical analyses in conducting research.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena and will apply psychological theory to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethically and socially responsible behavior and apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills, including the ability to produce a research study, explain scientific results, and present information to a professional audience.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology and will be able apply psychological principles to behavioral problems.
  • Use innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving skills to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena and will apply psychological theory to interpret, design, and conduct psychological research. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethically and socially responsible behavior and apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills, including the ability to produce a research study, explain scientific results, and present information to a professional audience.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to track a research question or scholarly project from its basis in existing literature to the formulation of a testable hypothesis and its representation in a research design.
  • Draw reasoned conclusions from a body of knowledge.
  • Master fundamental knowledge in the field as it pertains to their thesis hypothesis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to access and integrate information into a cohesive overview of current knowledge.
  • Demonstrated the ability to evaluate critically the meaning, value, and contribution of published literature in the field.
  • Communicate in writing the background of their project from a single theoretical perspective, its method and results, and at least one interpretation of those findings as either supporting or disconfirming the theory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical procedures related to their thesis research.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Be prepared to formulate or pose a research question or scholarly project.
  • Conduct independent research using methods appropriate to the field or discipline.
  • Be prepared to communicate in writing the purpose and design of their project, its results, and their interpretations and conclusions in relation to existing literature.
  • Be prepared to present original research in a public, peer-reviewed forum.
  • Be prepared to critique, interpret, and evaluate the work of scientific peers.
  • Have gained an appreciation of ethical issues and procedures in their area of specialization.

Upon completion of the MPA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire and demonstrate advanced substantive knowledge in the fields of public administration and public policy.
  • Maintain high academic standards and demonstrate general knowledge of the discipline through classroom performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop independent research resulting in original contribution to the fields of public administration and public policy.
  • Be prepared to lead and manage government and other organizations with public service missions by learning how to: navigate complex and changing political, legal, and policy environments that enable or constrain public governance; assess competing public values and to make informed decisions based on rigorous research and analysis; respect diverse perspectives and collaborate with different stakeholders across the sectors to solve problems; and protect democratic values and to uphold ethical standards in public governance.
  • Understand how the field of public administration has evolved over time and how to serve different stakeholders. Students will develop an appreciation for the changing and complex public service environment of the twenty-first century. They will learn to handle trade-offs necessary to cater to the diverse interests of different stakeholders. To this end, students will be able to: competently apply the profession's code of ethics to make decisions; resolve value conflicts unique to the public and nonprofit sectors; and ensure that the public and nonprofit sectors remain accountable and transparent.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire substantial knowledge of political processes and governmental systems in the United States and other nations in the world.
  • Develope both written and oral communication skills.
  • Acquire the analytical skills necessary for understanding complex political phenomena and critically evaluating evidence supporting different points of view.
  • Develope a capacity to use library resources, databases and emerging technology.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Understand religion in a way that fosters comparative facility.  This may involve: Identifying and explaining similarities and differences between traditions, possibly emphasizing one or the other; identifying common human qualities and concerns; constructing generic categories for understanding religions; engaging in “interactive reading” in which unnoticed features of one case are exposed by comparison with nother.
        Content types include:
    Sacred narratives (e.g. creation/cosmogony), rituals (e.g. life cycle and calendar rituals), doctrinal and ethical systems (e.g. the human condition, ultimate goals), and social institutions (e.g. transmission of knowledge, authority structure, gender and other social hierarchies, forms of community).
    We encourage engaging this content through multiple media.
        Goals: 
    Training students in the intellectual process of constructing and deconstructing their own analytical frameworks for understanding religions.
    “Training” includes modeling, teaching, and having students practice this intellectual process. Intended results of this training:
    Preparing students to interact with others in a religiously diverse world, preparing students to pursue their own reflection on religious questions, and preparing students to take advanced courses in religious studies.
  • Understand religion in a way that fosters historical understanding of religions.
        This means:
    Not essentializing religion(s), that is, not reducing them to a system of beliefs and practices, except as a heuristic step toward understanding historical particulars; emphasizing the situatedness, constructedness, diversity, and evolution of religious meaning; recognizing all historical forms of religion without excluding any as “false” religion; and recognizing religion as something that develops in the context of, and is a product of, a culture, variants of or historical expressions of religion enmeshed in the culture.
        Content types include:
    Sacred narratives (e.g. creation/cosmogony),rituals (e.g. life cycle and calendar rituals), doctrinal and ethical systems (e.g. the human condition, ultimate goals), and social institutions (e.g. transmission of knowledge, authority structure, gender and other social hierarchies, forms of community).
    We encourage engaging this content through multiple media.
        Goals:
    Training students in the intellectual process of constructing and deconstructing their own analytical frameworks for understanding religions.
    “Training” includes modeling, teaching, and having students practice this intellectual process. Intended results of this training:
    Preparing students to interact with others in a religiously diverse world; preparing students to pursue their own reflection on religious questions; preparing students to take advanced courses in religious studies.
  • Acquired and be able to understand religion in a way that fosters critical thinking and analytical skills in the study of religion.
        This may mean:
    Demonstrating the ability to recognize nuance within and across religions; Using analytical methods to think, discuss, and write critically; identifying the power structures and interests that religions support; and studying troubling (shocking, bad) aspects of religions.
    It does NOT mean reaching definitive evaluations of moral or doctrinal claims – though we do not mean to preclude recognition of ethical or logical or historical or empirical problems.
        Content types include:
    Sacred narratives (e.g. creation/cosmogony), rituals (e.g. life cycle and calendar rituals), doctrinal and ethical systems (e.g., the human condition, ultimate goals), and social institutions (e.g. transmission of knowledge, authority structures, gender and other social hierarchies, forms of community).
    We encourage engaging this content through multiple media.
        Goals:
    Training students in the intellectual process of constructing and deconstructing their own analytical frameworks for understanding religions.
    “Training” includes modeling, teaching, and having students practice this intellectual process. Intended results of this training:
    Preparing students to interact with others in a religiously diverse world, preparing students to pursue their own reflection on religious questions, and preparing students to take advanced courses in religious studies.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Professional Behavior Competency Students know the profession’s history and are committed to SW core values and principles, and recognize that SW as a profession is unique in its focus on social justice and person in the environment. Competencies operationalized (practice behaviors):
    • Advocate for client access to services available in their communities.
    • Initiate and engage in the practice of personal reflection in order to analyze professional strengths, limitations, and biases both generally and in specific cases.
    • Function within professional roles and boundaries with clients and coworkers.
    • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication.
    • Commit to life-long learning particularly in their commitment to evidence-based practices.
    • Utilize supervision and consultation for self-reflection, ethical dilemmas, skill enhancement, and professional growth.
  • Ethics Competency Students can identify basic dimensions of ethical dilemmas. They can analyze and appraise ethical issues and legal parameters. Competencies operationalized (practice behaviors):
    • Recognize and manage personal biases as they emerge so that professional values guide practice.
    • Make ethical decisions by identifying the relevant standards in the NASW Code of Ethics.
    • Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts.
    • Employ strategies of ethical reasoning to address emerging issues and the impact on client systems.
    • Consider potential consequences of various courses of action. Identify and use knowledge of relationship dynamics, including power differentials.
  • Diversity Competency Students apply their knowledge of diversity to the helping relationship and to clients’ problems. Competencies operationalized (practice behaviors):
    • Work effectively with diverse populations supporting cultural differences and being cognizant of power and privilege dynamics.
    • Utilize self-awareness to suspend personal bias and values in professional practice. Identify and use practitioner/client differences from a strengths perspective.
    • Critique evidence-based practices as often culture-bound and adapt those practices to be culturally relevant.
    • View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as experts on their own experiences.
  • HBSE Competency Students can select and apply theories of human behavior and the social environment  biological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual) to diverse populations. Competencies operationalized (practice behaviors):
    • Apply bio-psycho-social-cultural frameworks in the formulation of comprehensive assessments, interventions and evaluations. 
    • Conceptualize client problems in context of person in the environment as well as understand the complexity and interrelated contribution of bio-psycho-social factors in different forms of adaptation and coping. 
    • Select and apply knowledge of human development to practice with diverse populations.
  • Practice Competency Students have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Competencies operationalized (practice behaviors): Please note that the practice competency is comprised of four sections: engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation. As such, it would be unwieldy to list all of the individual practice behaviors here, but the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work has this data available as part of the program's internal report if you wish to see further detail.

Upon completion of the MSW degree program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional Behavior Competency
    • Foundation: Students know the profession’s history and are committed to SW core values and principles, and recognize that SW as a profession is unique in its focus on social justice and person in the environment.
    • Direct Practice (DP): Students readily identify themselves as professionals and can critically evaluate their own practice. They demonstrate the professional use of self with clients.
    • Administration & Community Practice (ACP): Students readily identify and act as social work professionals.
  • Ethics Competency
    • Foundation: Students have read and discussed the SW Code of Ethics. They are knowledgeable of the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant laws.
    • Direct Practice (DP): Students are able to identify multiple dimensions of ethical dilemmas. They can analyze and appraise complicated ethical issues, legal parameters, and shifting societal mores.
    • Administration & Community Practice (ACP): Students adhere to social work practice ethical principles for guidance in practice.
  • Diversity Competency
    • Foundation: Students understand how diversity shapes the human experience. Diversity is understood as the intersection of multiple factors, which include age, class, gender, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
    • Direct Practice (DP): Students apply their knowledge of diversity to the helping relationship and to clients’ problems.
    • Administration & Community Practice (ACP): Students demonstrate awareness of and appreciation for diversity and difference in practice.
  • HBSE Competency
    • Foundation: Students are knowledgeable about human behavior across the life span. They can describe theories pertaining to biological, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development.
    • Direct Practice (DP): Students can synthesize and differentially apply theories of human behavior and the social environment (biological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual) to diverse populations.
    • Administration & Community Practice (ACP): Students are able to inform practice with knowledge of human behavior in the social environment.
  • Practice Competency
    • Foundation: Students have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
    • Direct Practice (DP): Students use interactive and reciprocal processes of therapeutic engagement, multidimensional assessment, evidence-based intervention, and practice evaluation at multiple levels. They have a theoretically informed knowledge base so as to effectively practice with individuals, families, and groups.
    • Administration & Community Practice (ACP): Students foster engagement with organizations and communities, facilitate assessment of organizations and communities, coordinate and deliver interventions for communities and organizations, and evaluate practice professional with communities and organizations.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic statistical procedures.
  • Understand and apply social science research.
  • Compare and contrast social theories.
  • Demonstrate sociological understanding through analytical writing. 

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in research methodology and analysis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and research extant in sociology in at least one area of specialization.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in research methodology and analysis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and research extant in sociology in two areas of specialization.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Write an insightful critical essay or substantial research paper in the target language.
  • Demonstrate adequate oral proficiency in the target language.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in literature of the Spanish-speaking world in general and in their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an in-depth literary argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the discipline and an informed perspective on the thesis topic.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in literature of the Spanish-speaking world in general and in their chosen area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write an advanced literary argument reflecting a broad understanding of the scholarly field and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.
  • Demonstrate scholarly presentation and communication skills, reflecting an advanced and broad understanding of the discipline and an informed perspective on the dissertation topic.
 
 

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human speech sounds.
  • Master foundational theories of second language acquisition.
  • Demonstrate mastery of teaching skills.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate theories and ideas from an intersectional, global, feminist perspective.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of critical, anticolonial, anti-oppressive research and service methodologies and articulate the ethical demand to engage in anti-oppressive research methodologies, especially when dealing with marginalized groups.
  • Participate in and demonstrate and apply knowledge of critical contemporary social issues.
  • Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills.

COLLEGE OF ATMOSPHERIC & GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Gain an Interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates the theory and practice of environmental sustainability. Thus, students will demonstrate knowledge not only of the intellectual theoretical framework that underpins the drive for sustainability, but also achieve expertise in organizational thinking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual theoretical framework that underpins the drive for sustainability.
  • Demonstrate expertise in practical organizational thinking, organizational strategy, and knowledge integration.
  • Demonstrate analytical and policy skill sets to help organizations, businesses, institutions, and communities to understand, adapt, and implement sustainability strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify environmental sustainability issues on a global, regional and local scale and crucially assess various perspectives on the issue.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about environmental sustainability problems including:
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using sustainability principles and life cycle analysis tools.
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing a formal student-led research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate environmental sustainability utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and research.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual theoretical framework that underpins the drive for sustainability.
  • Demonstrate expertise in practical organizational thinking, organizational strategy, and knowledge integration.
  • Demonstrate scientific and policy skill sets to help organizations, businesses, institutions, and communities to understand, adapt, and implement sustainability strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify environmental sustainability issues on a global, regional and local scale and crucially assess various perspectives on the issue.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about environmental sustainability problems including:
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using sustainability principles and life cycle analysis tools.
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing a formal student-led research project. b. Formulating a research methodology and executing a formal student-led research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate environmental sustainability utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and research.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an analytical skill set to understand, adapt, and implement sustainability focused strategies as well as to ask and solve meaningful research questions in an objective fashion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and graphical means the purpose, methods, results and significance of their own research and the related published research of others.
  • Demonstrate expertise in organizational thinking, organizational strategy, and knowledge integration.
  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates the theory and practice of sustainability.
  • Demonstrate analytical and policy skill set to help organizations, businesses, institutions, and communities to understand, adapt, and implement sustainability strategies.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Science and advances in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about geographic problems and information including:
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using geographical research tools focused on both quantitative and qualitative methods.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS and Remote Sensing tools to create maps that effectively convey information.
    • Demonstrate organizational skills in file and database management.
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing an individual research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate geographic information utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and scientific research through graphic and data visualization concepts.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Science and advances in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about geographic problems and information including:
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using geographical research tools focused on quantitative methods including spatial statistics. 
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS and Remote Sensing tools to create maps that effectively convey information. 
    • Demonstrate organizational skills in file and database management, as well as spatial programming. 
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing an individual research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate geographic information utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and scientific research through graphic and data visualization concepts.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates the theory and practice of physical geography and human geography.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify human and environmental issues on global, regional, and local scales and critically assess various perspectives on the issue.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and discuss the impacts of human activities on natural environments and vice versa.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about geographic problems and information including:
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using geographical research tools, focused on qualitative or quantitative methods.
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing an individual research project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and respect for diversity of perspectives, worldviews, and cultures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate geographic information utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and research.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates the theory and practice of physical geography and human geography.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify human and environmental issues on global, regional, and local scales and critically assess various perspectives on the issue.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and discuss the impacts of human activities on natural environments and vice versa.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about geographic problems and information including:
    • Formulating a research methodology and executing an individual research project.
    • Demonstrating proficiency in using geographical research tools, focused on quantitative methods and remote sensing or GIS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and respect for diversity of perspectives, worldviews, and cultures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate geographic information utilizing both oral and written outlets by defending and communicating facts, ideas and research.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates concepts, theories and practices of the geohumanities and/or other forms of socio-cultural, historical and/or environmental geography.
  • Demonstrate an expertise in appropriately designed and articulated creative action related to socio-cultural, historical and/or environmental processes and practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and graphical means the purpose, methods, results and significance of their own research and the related published research of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the theory and practice of theories and practices of the geohumanities and/or other forms of socio-cultural, historical and/or environmental geography fit into the history and context of the discipline as a whole.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates the theory and practice of physical geography or geospatial analysis.
  • Demonstrate an analytical skill set based on spatial statistics to understand, adapt, and implement geographically focused strategies as well as to ask and solve meaningful research questions in an objective fashion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and graphical means the purpose, methods, results and significance of their own research and the related published research of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the theory and practice of physical geography or geospatial analysis fit into the history and context of the discipline as a whole.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary set of skills that integrates concepts, theories and practices of the geohumanities, other forms of socio-cultural, historical, environmental geography and/or physical geography or geospatial analysis.
  • Demonstrate an analytical skill set to understand, adapt, and implement geographically focused strategies as well as to ask and solve meaningful research questions in an objective fashion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the theory and practice of their area of expertise within geography or geospatial analysis fit into the history and context of the discipline as a whole.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and graphical means the purpose, methods, results and significance of their own research and the related published research of others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a research proposal that abides by professional standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and complete a research study and/or scientific experiments including the ability to process and analyze data to make sound interpretations where relevant.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Develop the skills to conduct independent research at a professional level and convey their findings to their peers.
  • Have the computational literacy to undertake research. To succeed in graduate school or in the private sector.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in oral and written scientific communication.
  • Demonstrate skill in scientific research.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming at a professional level.
  • Demonstrate mastery of atmospheric Dynamics.
  • Demonstrate mastery of atmospheric Physics.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in oral and written scientific communication.
  • Demonstrate skill in scientific research.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming at a professional level.
  • Demonstrate mastery of atmospheric Dynamics.
  • Demonstrate mastery of atmospheric Physics.

MICHAEL F. PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Upon Completion of the MAcc degree program, students should be able to:

  • Adequately address a novel and/or unfamiliar accounting issue by performing professional research and reporting the related results.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge across a range of functional areas.
  • Obtain the knowledge and abilities necessary to prepare for taking the CPA exam.

Upon Completion of the BBA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate analytical and presentation skills consistent with the demands of the professional marketplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of business theories and practice especially as they relate to their chosen major.
  • Demonstrate business and professional skills to succeed as managers and business professionals.

Upon completion of the MBA program, students are required to:

  • Demonstrate competency in core subject matter.
  • Demonstrate decision making problem solving skills.
  • Exhibit global awareness and strategic perspectives.
  • Understand ethical issues in business.
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.

Upon Completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues, theory, methodology and literature in the student’s functional area as well as the ability to understand and apply the statistical and analytical methods employed in their areas of study.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete original research in their primary area of study and to present and defend their research in a public forum.

Upon completion of the MBA program, students should be able to:

  • Attain competency in core subject matter with an energy focus on:
    • Global Perspectives in Energy
    • Energy Policy and Regulations
    • Reserve Valuation and Reporting
    • Accounting II
  • Possess decision making and problem-solving skills with reference to the energy industry possess leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Understand ethical issues in business.

Upon Completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and provide valuable business insights.
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve in relation to IT concerns and applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical business professionals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business, organizational, and regulatory context of information technology and organizational information systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how information technology and systems can be leveraged to provide business value.

MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH & ENERGY

Upon Completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental geological concepts and terms.
  • Demonstrate how basic principles of chemistry, physics, and biology relate to geology, geochemistry, and geophysics.
  • Identify and classify geologic materials and structures correctly.
  • Observe, measure, collect and interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of information. Create geologic maps and cross sections using field measurements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to apply the scientific method, and critically solve geological problems. Critically read and critique research articles.
  • Develop the skills to engage in independent learning and also be able to work effectively in teams.
  • Communicate effectively in presentations and in written form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of geology as related to global and societal issues.

Upon Completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific competence in the core discipline so they can become productive scientists in their chosen profession.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the diverse field of Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in computer, laboratory and/or field measurements necessary to be productive scientists.
  • Observe, measure, collect, and/or interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of information.
  • Apply the scientific method, and critically/creatively solve geologic problems.
  • Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in written form, including the thesis or dissertation.
  • Contribute to scientific knowledge, instruments or methods of analysis.

Upon Completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific competence in the core discipline so they can become productive scientists in their chosen profession.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the diverse field of Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in computer, laboratory and/or field measurements necessary to be productive scientists.
  • Observe, measure, collect, and/or interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of information.
  • Apply the scientific method, and critically/creatively solve geologic problems.
  • Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in written form, including the thesis or dissertation.
  • Contribute to scientific knowledge, instruments or methods of analysis.

Upon Completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental geological concepts and terms.
  • Demonstrate how basic principles of chemistry, physics, and biology relate to geology, geochemistry, and geophysics.
  • Identify and classify geologic materials and structures correctly.
  • Observe, measure, collect and interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of Information. Create geologic maps and cross sections using field measurements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to apply the scientific method, and critically solve geological problems. Critically read and critique research articles.
  • Develop the skills to engage in independent learning and also be able to work effectively in teams.
  • Communicate effectively in presentations and in written form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of geology as related to global and societal issues.

Upon Completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific competence in the core discipline so they can become productive scientists in their chosen profession.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the diverse field of Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in computer, laboratory and/or field measurements necessary to be productive scientists.
  • Observe, measure, collect, and/or interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of information.
  • Apply the scientific method, and critically/creatively solve geologic problems.
  • Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in written form, including the thesis or dissertation.
  • Contribute to scientific knowledge, instruments or methods of analysis.

Upon Completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific competence in the core discipline so they can become productive scientists in their chosen profession.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the diverse field of Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in computer, laboratory and/or field measurements necessary to be productive scientists.
  • Observe, measure, collect, and/or interpret data from field study, databases, experiments, and other sources of information.
  • Apply the scientific method, and critically/creatively solve geologic problems.
  • Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in written form, including the thesis or dissertation.
  • Contribute to scientific knowledge, instruments or methods of analysis.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, our students will gain the following:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Upon Completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge at an advanced level in the broadly defined areas of petroleum engineering.
  • Communicate research results to a technical audience.
  • Perform quality research work under the guidance of a mentor.

Upon Completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge at an advanced level in the broadly defined areas of petroleum engineering.
  • Communicate research results to a technical audience.
  • Gain the necessary skills to conduct independent research that is judged to be innovative and  of high quality.

JEANNINE RAINBOLT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of critical concepts and principles of adult and higher education.
  • Demonstrate how to develop a research plan based on critical concepts and principles of adult and higher education.
  • Analyze and synthesize critical concepts and principles of adult and higher education.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of critical concepts and principles of adult and higher education.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic and advanced research methods used in adult and higher education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research on a topic in the field of adult and higher education.

Upon completion of the EdD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science of school leadership as defined by visionary, instructional, organizational, collaborative, ethical, and contextual leadership of complex school systems.
  • Demonstrate competencies required to lead continuous improvement efforts of school systems.
  • Understand and able to apply teacher evaluation and supervision processes. (Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standard 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.5)

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to demonstrate the required knowledge:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science of school leadership as defined by visionary, instructional, organizational, collaborative, ethical, and contextual leadership.
  • Demonstrate competencies required to lead continuous improvement of school organizations.
  • Demonstrate relevant content knowledge and skills required for those associated with building level administration. 

Upon completion of the Phd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a command and mastery of theory and evidence related to the science of leadership.
  • Demonstrate competencies required to develop and sustain an authentic line of inquiry that contributes to essential knowledge in the discipline.
  • Demonstrate their ability to conduct research on a topic that relates to Educational Administration.

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Understand and apply disciplinary knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to interpreting the meanings of education and schooling in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Uunderstand how moral principles related to democratic institutions can inform and direct schooling and other educational practice, leadership, and governance.
  • Understand the full significance of diversity in a democratic society and how that bears on instruction, school leadership, and governance.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Understand and apply disciplinary knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to interpreting the meanings of education and schooling in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of a specific research methodology.

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Synthesize information related to an education topic of their choosing.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of critical concepts and principles of their discipline.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply discipline specific practices whiten their professional context.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Synthesize information related to a research topic of their choosing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic and advanced research methods used education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research on a topic of their choosing.

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Design instruction according to sound instructional design principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of Instructional Technology and Educational Psychology by synthesizing information related to research topics in their chosen field.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic research methods used in education. 
  • Develop a synthesized conceptual framework for what it means to teach and learn in the 21st Century. (Required ONLY for students enrolled in 21st Century Teaching and Learning Track)

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Design instruction according to sound instructional design principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic and advanced research methods in education, including the synthesis of research and application of findings to research topics of personal interest.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research on a topic of their choosing.

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Be competent scientist-practioners that demonstrates:
    • Initial knowledge of the foundational areas of counseling.
    • Initial knowledge and competence in understanding and evaluating research in the context of practice.
    • Initial knowledge and competence in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, supervision and consultation.
    • Ability to apply the knowledge base of counseling in a scientifically-based, theoretically-driven manner.
  • Be committed to ethical practice in counseling and will demonstrate:
    • Display professionalism in their relationships with faculty, staff, and peers necessary for success in multiple career settings.
    • Knowledge of and adhere to ethical and legal guidelines and standards in all aspects of their professional work.
  • Have been exposed to multicultural competence and social justice values informed by science and practice: Graduates are knowledgeable about and able to engage in:
    • Culturally competent clinical and professional practice informed by current research and theory.
    • Social justice values and their application to practice and research in counseling.

Upon completion of the MEd degree program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, synthesize, and report on special education literature.
  • Identify the need for an instructional, research, or service need/outcome in the special education field; and (b) develop ideas and/or materials to support meeting that outcome/need. (For students in Transition emphasis only).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied behavior analysis, record behavior, and implement an applied behavioral intervention. (For students in Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis only.)
  • Assess the academic and behavioral performance of students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Synthesize information related to a research topic of their choosing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic and advanced research methods used in education.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research on a topic of their choosing.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate their mastery of specialized content knowledge in their certification area by achieving a passing score on the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) which is required for teacher certification.
  • Demonstrate their mastery of pedagogical knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam (OPTE), which is required for teacher certification.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory teaching performance by earning ratings of Proficient or Advanced in each of the ten dimensions of teaching measured by the InTASC-based Internship Observation Rubric.

GALLOGLY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate the technical merits and broader impacts of their research.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals in their selected field in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Develop and execute a research plan to solve engineering problems.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate the technical merits and broader impacts of their research.
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in their selected field in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Develop and execute an independent research plan to create knowledge in their selected field.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Aerospace Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice.
  • In-depth knowledge of the major aeronautical topics and some knowledge of astronautical topics.
  • Competence in the integration of aerospace science and engineering topics in aerospace systems design.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Architectural Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Biomedical Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of advanced technical knowledge in key areas of Biomedical Engineering.
    • Students accumulate a core of advanced technical knowledge in the area of biomedical engineering.
    • Students demonstrate application of advanced technical knowledge to solve problems in the area of biomedical engineering.
  • Demonstrate evidence of focused study in key areas of biomedical engineering.
    • Students accumulate a core of factual, theoretical, and historical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students demonstrate core problem solving strategies.
    • Students demonstrate how to communicate research results to a scientific audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence on scholarly study in biomedical engineering.
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of conducting quality original research.
    • Students will successfully defend the originality and quality of their thesis at a public final defense.

 

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of advanced technical knowledge in key areas of Biomedical Engineering.
    • Students accumulate a core of advanced technical knowledge in the area of biomedical engineering.
    • Students demonstrate application of advanced technical knowledge to solve problems in the area of biomedical engineering.
  • Demonstrate evidence of focused study in key areas of biomedical engineering.
    • Students accumulate a core of factual, theoretical, and historical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students demonstrate core problem solving strategies.
    • Students demonstrate how to communicate research results to a scientific audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence on scholarly study in biomedical engineering.
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of conducting quality original research.
    • Students will successfully defend the originality and quality of their thesis at a public final defense.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct original research and assemble a creative new body of work in the fields spanned by CBME and to effectively communicate this work to a technically literate audience.
  • Think critically, creatively and to address technical problems in the fields spanned by CBME.
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge of ethical dilemmas and resolutions in research and professional activities.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct original research and assemble a creative new body of work in the fields spanned by CBME and to effectively communicate this work to a technically literate audience.
  • Think critically, creatively and to address technical problems in the fields spanned by CBME.
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge of ethical dilemmas and resolutions in research and professional activities.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Civil Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Computer Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Computer Science Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Deliver technical oral  presentation by requiring students to attend at least five technical oral presentations (e.g. seminars, M.S. thesis defense, Ph.D. dissertation defense) in CS at OU.
  • Deliver technical oral  presentations by working with a thesis advisor to prepare for the thesis defense.
  • Perform independent research by taking an independent study course.
  • Perform and report independent research by working with a thesis advisor.
  • Achieve a broad base in advanced computer science topics.
  • Understand advanced technical articles in the computer science literature.
  • Deliver technical oral presentation.
  • Perform and report independent research.
  • Deliver technical oral presentations in computer science topics.
  • Understand advanced technical papers in computer science.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate research excellence by requiring  students to research, write, and defend a dissertation. 
  • Contribute to computing research by requiring  them to write papers.
  • Publish or present at least one paper related to their dissertation. 
  • Contribute to computing education.
  • Contribute to computing research through peer-reviewed publishing.
  • Deliver technical oral presentations in computer science topics.
  • Contribute to computing education.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental processes of computer science, statistical modeling and analysis, and analytics.
  • Analyze and solve complex problems that require the examination of large volumes of data from varied information sources.
  • Examine, evaluate, design, build, implement, and deploy analytical tools to resolve complex problems.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of advanced technical knowledge in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of advanced technical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will demonstrate application of advanced technical knowledge to solve core problems in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate evidence of focused study in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of factual, theoretical, and historical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will learn core problem solving strategies.
    • Students will learn how to communicate research results to a scientific audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence on scholarly study in ECE.
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of conducting quality original research.
    • Students wil successfully defend the originality and quality of their dissertation at a public final defense.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of advanced technical knowledge in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of advanced technical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will demonstrate application of advanced technical knowledge to solve core problems in their area of study.
  • Demonstrate evidence of focused study in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of factual, theoretical, and historical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will learn core problem solving strategies.
    • Students will learn how to communicate research results to a scientific audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence on scholarly study in ECE.
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of conducting quality original research.
    • Students will successfully defend the originality and quality of their dissertation at a public final defense. 

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Electrical Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Engineering Physics, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge within a particular area of study of Engineering, and complementary knowledge from a related area of study.
  • Conduct scholarly research - Formulate and solve scholarly problems in an area of Engineering. (To be evaluated based on the thesis or the ISE5033 project)
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via written communication. (Written communication to be evaluated based on the thesis or the non-thesis exam)
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via oral communication. (Oral communication to be evaluated based on the thesis or the ISE5033 presentation)

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad fundamental knowledge in area of specialization within Engineering as well as in-depth knowledge within a particular area of study.
  • Develop skills in critical review/analysis of literature in his/her area of research.
  • Formulate and analyze an in-depth original research problem. Dissertation evaluation by PhD committee.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via written communication. Dissertation evaluation by PhD committee.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via oral communication. (To be evaluated by dissertation committee during defense)

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Environmental Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in an advanced topic within their chosen sub discipline.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in an advanced topic within their chosen sub discipline.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate technical information to an audience of their peers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in research skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and present scholarship in their areas of expertise.

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Industrial & Systems Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge within a particular area of study and complementary knowledge from a related area in Industrial and Systems Engineering. 
  • Conduct scholarly research in an area of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via written and oral communication.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire broad fundamental knowledge in an area of specialization within Industrial and Systems Engineering as well as in-depth knowledge within a particular area of study. 
  • Develop skills in critical review/analysis of literature in his/her area of research.
  • Formulate and analyze an in-depth original research problem.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and results via written and oral communication. 

ABET Student Learning Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering, BS program:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of advanced technical knowledge in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of advanced technical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will demonstrate application of advanced technical knowledge to solve core problems in their area of study.              
  • Demonstrate evidence of focused study in key areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Students will accumulate a core of factual, theoretical, and historical knowledge in their area of study.
    • Students will learn core problem solving strategies.
    • Students will learn how to communicate research results to a scientific audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence on scholarly study in ECE.
    • Students will demonstrate evidence of conducting quality original research.
    • Students will successfully defend the originality and quality of their dissertation at a public final defense.

WEITZENHOFFER FAMILY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the formal and conceptual vocabularies of art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically, and conceptually about art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and manipulate materials and techniques in order to clearly define both form and content.
  • Design, create, and critique an original body of work.

Upon completion of the BFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the formal and conceptual vocabularies of art.
  • Through the implementation of creative problem solving, directed research, and adaptive learning, students shoud be able to demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically, and conceptually about art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and manipulate materials and techniques in order to clearly define both form and content.
  • Utilizing srategies for project development, including inspiration, edeation, iteration, and resolution, students should e able to design, create, and critique an original body of work.
  • Demonstrate and practice professional standards in the production, presentation, and dissemination of their work.

Upon completion of the MFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Represent and communicate their ideas visually.
  • Adeptly analyze, explain, and interpret visual materials.
  • Display an understanding of research methods and applications as they pertain to the visual arts.
  • Display the ability to express an understanding of visual art via written and verbal methods.
  • Display an understanding of professional practices and career models as they relate to the visual arts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically, and conceptually about art.
  • Display an understanding of historical and contemporary issues that inform the production of visual art.
  • Display an understanding of methods, materials, practices, and forms commonly utilized in contemporary art.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify works of art and architecture from a range of time periods and places and to understand their historical context and cultural importance.
  • Think critically, analytically, and conceptually about art.
  • Write and speak about art in academic discussions and essays.
  • Communicate ideas that are researched and documented within the appropriate visual, historiographical and theoretical frameworks of art.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify works of art and architecture from a wide range of time periods and places and to understand their historical context and cultural importance while developing one area of specialization with a more highly advanced level of literacy.
  • Think critically, analytically, and conceptually about art with an understanding of the theoretical frameworks of art.
  • Write and speak about art effectively in both formal/professional presentations and academic papers.
  • Formulate original ideas that are well research and documented within the appropriate visual, historiographical, theoretical and methodological frameworks of art in the format of an academic paper.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify works of art and architecture from a wide range of time periods and places and to understand their historical context and cultural importance with a highly advanced level of literacy in two areas of specialization.
  • Think critically, analytically and conceptually about art with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and methodological frameworks of art.
  • Write and speak about art effectively in a format consistent with academic journal writing and professional conference presentations.
  • Formulate original ideas unique in the field of art history that are thoroughly researched and documented with a mastery of historical and current methodologies. Such research should be an original contribution to the field of art history and the humanities through a significant project that follows a standard format for publication in a peer-reviewed national journal.

Upon completion of the BFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate artistic ability and growth through a variety of production experiences during their four-year program of study. Students participate in productions and ensembles across artistic disciplines during their course of study.
  • Develop technical skills in dance while in the classroom/studio as well as the ability to integrate those techniques  in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.

Upon completion of the MFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in at least one specialized area consistent with the MFA program at OU.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop independent research resulting in original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their MFA program.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills consistent with the focus of their graduate program.

Upon completion of the BFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following disciplines of Performance, Design, Dramaturgy, and Stage Management.
  • Collaborate with others and solve problems in the planning and production of theatrical productions (Drama, Musical Theatre, Opera, or Dance).

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Understand and practice standard research methods in the field of theatre and drama.
  • Write publishable quality research papers and critical analyses of theatre and drama.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary scripts for scholarly or production purposes.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of music theory to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Apply knowledge of music history to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Demonstrate research and writing skills within the field of music studies.

 

Upon completion of the BM degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of music theory to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Apply knowledge of music history to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Demonstrate technical and artistic skills on their major instrument/voice or through original compositions.

Upon completion of the BMA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of music theory to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Apply knowledge of music history to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Demonstrate technical and artistic skills on their major instrument/voice or through original compositions.

Upon completion of the BME degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of music theory to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Apply knowledge of music history to performances on their major instrument/voice.
  • Demonstrate technical and artistic skills on their major instrument/voice or through original compositions.
  • Demonstrate effective music classroom teaching skills.

Upon completion of the DMA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical and artistic skills in their area of creative activity.
  • Apply knowledge of music theory to their area of creative activity.  
  • Apply knowledge of musicology to their area of creative activity.

Upon completion of the MM degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical and artistic skills in their area of creative activity or research.
  • Apply knowledge of music theory to their area of creative activity or research.  
  • Apply knowledge of musicology to their area of performance or research.  

Upon completion of the MME degree program, students should be able to:

  • Design and implement appropriate research-based curricula.
  • Reflect critically upon personal philosophy and practice within the context of contemporary music education.
  • Demonstrate effective skills in measurement and evaluation.
  • Apply knowledge of music theory and musicology/ethnomusicology to their area of music education.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Design and implement appropriate research-based studies that are significant and contribute to the discipline.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of music education.
  • Apply knowledge of music theory and musicology/ethnomusicology to their area of research.

Upon completion of the BFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in singing and musicianship while in the classroom/studio and in fully produced performances, as well as the ability to integrate those techniques with acting and dance skills in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.
  • Demonstrate skills in acting and characterization while in the classroom/studio, and in fully produced performances, as well as the ability to integrate those techniques in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.
  • Demonstrate skills in musical theatre dance while in the classroom/studio and in fully produced performances, as well as the ability to integrate those techniques in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.
  • Develop skills in singing and musicianship while in the classroom/studio as well as the ability to integrate those techniques in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.
  • Develop skills in dance while in the classroom/studio as well as the ability to integrate those techniques in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.
  • Develop skills in acting while in the classroom/studio as well as the ability to integrate those techniques in the context of a pre-professional bachelor of fine arts curriculum.

Upon completion of the BFA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the formal and conceptual principles and elements of design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically, and conceptually about design with an understanding of the theoretical frameworks of the discipline.
  • Design, develop, and critique an original body of work.
  • Select and manipulate a variety of materials that effectively integrate form and content into meaningful communication and user experiences.
  • Demonstrate professional standards in the design, production, and presentation of their work. (The ability to design and produce appropriate solutions that successfully communicate visual literacy and demonstrate creative concepts together with an effective use of materials and techniques.)

DAVID L. BOREN COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Upon complettion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze complex international phenomena by employing theoretical and conceptual knowledge gained via coursework.
  • Make effective use of empirical evidence, logic, and/or secondary literature to support analysis of complex international phenomena.
  • Produce written work that meets high standards of academic and professional communication.

Upon completion of the MAIS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge of the culture and politics of specific regions, and/or the societal and policy significance of their chosen thematic area of study.
  • Develop the ability to identify, gather and effectively employ empirical evidence to support a central argument.
  • Ability to think and communicate in analytical, policy relevant fashion.

GAYLORD COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding and application of:
    • The principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, including related U.S. Constitutional guarantees.  
    • Information regarding a range of systems of freedom of expression globally. 
    • Concepts and theories in the presentation of images and information.
  • An understanding of communications history:
    •  An appreciation for diversity in relation to communications.
    • An understanding of the diversity and peoples in a global society. 
    • An understanding of professional ethical principles and pursue  truth, accuracy,fairness and diversity.
  • Apply:
    • Numerical and statistical concepts.
    • Tools and technologies appropriate for their professions.
  • Graduates will:
    • Think critically, creatively and independently.
    • Conduct research and evaluate information using methods appropriate for their professions.
    • Write accurately, fairly, and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the professions, audiences and purposes they serve.
    • Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for these same qualities.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding and competency in mass  communication theory and current practices in a specific area of emphasis, study, or profession (advertising, public relations, journalism and media studies, creative media production, or media management).
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply mass communication knowledge in the targeted area of study to solve problems and to produce scholarly and/or creative works, including but not limited to original research, professional campaign, TV, radio, or multimedia production, documentary, or other creative activity, in the form of thesis, project, or comprehensive exam. Items in the rubric include application of critical thinking, engaged inquiry, solid methodology, analysis, and/professional expertise, and effective written and oral communication.
  • Evidence of the ability to show commitment to the professional community and to demonstrate awareness of the same though application of knowledge and skills; exhibit wiliness to follow professional conduct in the area of study (integrity, ethical behavior, ability to work with diverse groups of peoples, and engagement in professional conduct toward all groups). Items in the rubric include expectations of the particular area of study in terms of professional and research conduct and self-reflection.
  • Demonstrate the quality of research and/or creative activity in the chosen area of study by successfully competing in regional, national, and  international research and/or creative competitions.  Students’ research and creative work in the area of study will be recognized by academy and/or professional community.

Upon completion of the PhD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and competency in mass communication theory and current practices in a specific area of emphasis, study, or profession (advertising, public relations, journalism and media studies, creative media production, or media management).
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply mass communication knowledge in the targeted area of study to solve problems and to produce scholarly and/or creative works, including but not limited to original research, professional campaign, TV, radio, or multimedia production, documentary, or other creative activity, in the form of thesis, project, or comprehensive exam. Items in the rubric include application of critical thinking, engaged inquiry, solid methodology, analysis, and professional expertise, and effective written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate evidence of students’ ability to show commitment to the professional community and to demonstrate awareness of the same thorough application of knowledge and skills; exhibit wiliness to follow professional conduct in the area of study (integrity, ethical behavior, ability to work with diverse groups of peoples, and engagement in professional conduct toward all groups). Items in the rubric include expectations of the particular area of study in terms of professional and research conduct and self-reflection.
  • Demonstrate the quality of research and/or creative activity in the chosen area of study by successfully competing in regional, national, and international research and/or creative competitions. Students’ research and creative work in the area of study will be recognized by academy and/or professional community.

Upon completion of the MPW degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and competency in professional writing theory and current practices in contemporary professional writing, both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply professional writing knowledge in the chosen genre to solve problems and to produce high-quality, original creative work (book, novel, scenario, etc.) as demonstrated through the written and oral presentation of the project. Items in the rubric include application of critical thinking, engaged inquiry, solid structure for the chosen genre, analysis, and/professional expertise, as well as effective written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate evidence of students’ ability to show commitment to the professional writing community and to demonstrate awareness of the same though application of knowledge and skills; exhibit wiliness to follow professional conduct in the area of study (fiction, non- fiction). Items in the rubric include expectations of the professional writing industry in terms of professional and research conduct and self-reflection.

COLLEGE OF LAW

Upon completion of the JD degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in legal analysis and reasoning, legal research,  problem solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context.
  • Acquire knowledge of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.
  • Demonstrate proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.
  • Develop other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.
  • Become familiar with the use of technology to support the practice of law.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of lawyers’ responsibilities to society including the provision of pro bono legal service.

Upon completion of the MLS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the legal and regulatory framework of the public and private systems for financing the purchase of healthcare services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different relationships at the healthcare enterprise level and within enterprises.
  • Apply the rules and best practices governing the quality of healthcare.
  • Navigate the rules and practices that govern the fair and accurate billing for healthcare.
  • Analyze the rules and practices relating to health information and privacy protection.

Upon completion of the Indigenous Peoples degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct quality legal research involving the complex laws and policy of federal Indian laws.
  • Comprehend and discuss the relationship between the U.S. Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, Supreme Court and state court cases and laws with respect to the structure and interpretation of the constitution,  property, contracts, family law, civil and criminal law, and tribal law.
  • Comprehend and analyze major historical federal statutes, Supreme Court decisions, and Indian policy initiatives from the seventeenth century through the present, including the policies of Removal, Allotment, Reorganization, Termination, and Self-Determination.
  • Critique current laws and policies based upon federal Indian laws and policies related to the rules governing criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian Country, tribal courts, and the laws and policies related to natural resources, and religion, and culture.
  • Critique complex laws and policies, analyze problems, and formulate solutions for Indigenous individuals, families, and tribes concerning federal Indian laws in water resources, gaming laws and regulation, Indian child welfare and international instruments in International Indigenous Law.
  • Communicate ideas, concepts, problems, and possible solutions about issues in federal Indian laws and policies in a variety of learning activities.

Upon the completion of the program students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge about the nature and structure of national, international, and transnational legal systems as well as organizations such as the European Union, NAFTA, WTO, and UNCITRAL to analyze how such structures and organizations affect international businesses and existing and proposed international transactions.
  • Conduct quality legal research to find and use various sources of international and transnational business law.
  • Analyze corporate law in the global market, key international payment systems, and the legal aspects of commercial activity that takes place between two or more countries, including an understand of the sale of goods across national boundaries, licensing of intellectual property, international taxation, and international arbitration.
  • Examine the regulatory structures necessary to combat international corruption and evaluate how these structures and international sanctions regimes impact the way business is conducted.
  • Identify and discuss the appropriate role and responsibilities of multinational corporations with respect to human rights. 
  • Analyze fundamental issues related to one or more of the three following areas of international business law:
    • Key international finance principles related to trans-border trade, global capital markets, and the regulation of international bank financing.
    • Legal issues related to the exploration, production, and marketing of petroleum – the largest and most important  commodity traded worldwide.
    • The development of historical international rules and modern international institutions and instruments related to the rights of indigenous peoples.

Upon completion of the LLM degree program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the American Legal System.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in legal analysis and reasoning and legal research in the American Legal System.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and ability to critique in one of the following categories of legal knowledge: Energy and Natural Resources, Indigenous Peoples Law, or the U.S Legal System.

Upon completion of the OGEL degree program, students should be able to:

  • Identify how oil and gas contracts are drafted.
  • Analyze legal issues surrounding upstream and midstream law.
  • Apply research and negotiation skills to the energy industry.
  • Evaluate oil and gas regulatory practices.
  • Analyze project economics and finance within the oil and gas industry.

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING STUDIES

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from an administrative leadership perspective.
  • Assess organizational change by integrating ethical responsibility, a  commitment to diversity, and cross-cultural leadership in decision-making processes and organizational cultures.
  • Examine the value and skills involved in goal setting, motivation, and life-long learning for citizens and leaders participating in communities and global society.
    • Examine values of goal attainment, motivation, and life-long learning for themselves and society.
    • Evaluate multiple perspectives and articulate what it means to contribute to a community and learn from those with diverse cultures and perspectives.
    • Contribute to communities through socially responsible  engagement and leadership.
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research on topics associated with leadership, and compose problem statements and solutions to problems based upon research.
  • Develop the skills required for an organizational leader capable of effective decision-making, strategic thinking, and problem-solving in both corporate and non-profit organizations.
  • Integrate conflict management and quality performance tools  into strategies for organizational leadership.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving within the administrative leadership:
    • Define the different disciplines, and determine interdisciplinarity within areas of knowledge and across areas of knowledge.
    • Comprehend, think, and write as interdisciplinary individuals.
    • Apply Interdisciplinarity to real-world situations and problem.
    • Formulate an interdisciplinary approach to administrative leadership.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
    • Create and support arguments using research using information from within multiple discipline.
    • Access, analyze, and synthesize interdisciplinary information and ideas to identify underlying assumptions and formulate conclusions.
    • Communicate accurately and clearly in writing using a scholarly interdisciplinary approach to administrative leadership.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from an administrative leadership perspective.
  • Assess organizational change by integrating ethical responsibility and a commitment to diversity and crosscultural leadership in the decision making processes and organizational culture.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of administrative leadership as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Apply techniques related to administrative leadership to create, sustain, and change cultures within organizations.
  • Construct effective plans to implement and enhance organizational communication.
  • Critique organizational culture and operations by informed management and leadership decision-making.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Understand the mechanics of air traffic control within the national airspace system; Ability to understand the physiological effects on pilots and passengers aboard aircraft in the national airspace system; Ability to perform simple math problems when ensuring proper separation between aircraft; Ability to determine lead point for vectoring aircraft; Ability to understand the effects of weather on aircraft; Ability to separate aircraft using time and heading calculations; Ability to create a runway repair program by partnering with civil engineers.
  • Analyze and interpret data: Ability to determine rates of climb and descent, based on type of aircraft; Ability to understand the effect of a bad clearance on system safety; Ability to keep aircraft separated in high volume control zones; Ability to think critically.
  • Work effectively in teams: Ability to understand how that cultural differences might affect communication.
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills Ability to communicate effectively, given FAA Order 7110.65; Ability to explain control strategies; Ability to keep calm while controlling many aircraft.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning Ability to understand the benefit of experience when controlling aircraft; Ability to understand how that professional development is a lifelong goal, not a short term goal.
  • Assess contemporary issues Ability to read about contemporary issues in flight and on the ground and discuss plausible solutions to issues that threaten system safety.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional practice Ability to use electronic devices while controlling aircraft.
  • Assess the national and international aviation environment Ability to understand the differences between the FAA and ICAO ways of controlling aircraft; Ability to understand how cultural differences might cause an unsafe situation if the controller does not mitigate threats and risks.
  • Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems Ability to accurately apply rules to stabilize air traffic in high volume airspace.
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues Ability to operate in an IFR environment, while saving fuel and time.
  • Practices professional deportment.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply simple math equations to solve problems; Ability to use computer programs to create solutions to problems.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Create legal case briefs by reading and interpreting legal explanations and court rulings; Ability to  determine how to avoid unethical behavior; Ability to create a research project, devise a method, collect data, and interpret data by use of statistical analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Work effectively in teams: Ability to lead a group of diverse individuals.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical decision making.
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills Ability to clearly present case briefs or give oral reports on complex subjects; Ability to manage projects effectively by use of oral and written communication; Ability to write procedures and rules for business.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning Ability to determine how life experiences can make life easier over time; Ability to understand that bad behavior is as present in life as good behavior, and some people don’t know the difference; Ability to build competencies in the field of choice.
  • Assess contemporary issues Ability to understand how past experiences can help prevent wrong actions; Ability to interpret from NTSB narrative what the key issues were in any aircraft accident report; Ability to understand the benefit of reading Aviation Safety Reporting Systems data sets.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
  • Have an understanding of the national and international aviation environment.
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues Ability to operate in an IFR environment, while saving fuel and time.
  • Practice professional deportment.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines Ability to perform simple math problems; Ability to understand the nature of gases; Ability to understand meteorological conditions.
  • Analyze and interpret data: Ability to read and understand performance data; Ability to apply formulate to varying conditions; Ability to interpret complex situations and identify right behavior; Standard of Excellence Score >100%, but greater than 70% is minimally acceptable by FAA standards.
  • Work effectively in teams Ability to read and understand performance data; Ability to apply formulate to varying conditions; Ability to interpret complex situations and identify right behavior.
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills Ability to communicate effectively, by use of common radio phraseology; Ability to explain aerial maneuvers; Understand the benefits of effective communication among pilots and air traffic controllers; Ability to use the case brief format to explain complex law cases.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning Ability to see the benefit of building experience as a pilot; Ability to usehistorical examples to support rightthinking in the cockpit; Ability tounderstand the benefit of sustained, right behavior; Ability to understand how Capstone opportunities build a person’s confidence in solving operational problems.
  • Assess contemporary issues Ability to understand how past experiences can help prevent wrong actions; Ability to interpret from NTSB narrative what the key issues were in any aircraft accident report; Ability to understand the benefit of reading Aviation Safety Reporting Systems data sets.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional practice.  Ability to use electronic devices while controlling aircraft.
  • Assess the national and international aviation environment.  Ability to understand how the national airspace system works and how to operate within it.
  • Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.  Ability to solve systems problems and derive a safe course of action when confronted with aircraft malfunctions; Ability to decide when an alternate is necessary and when it is best to proceed to that alternate; Ability to know when an approach is unstable and then to recover.
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.  Ability to operate in an IFR environment, while saving fuel and time.
  • Practices professional deportment.

Upon completion of the BS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Integrate diverse interdisciplinary research into proposed solutions to existing issues in criminal justice.
    • Define the different disciplines, and determine interdisciplinary within areas of knowledge and across areas of knowledge.
    • Comprehend, think, and write as interdisciplinary individuals.
    • Apply Interdisciplinarity to real world situations and problem to propose solutions in Criminal Justice.
  • Communicate ideas from an interdisciplinary liberal studies perspective through writing and other media.
  • Synthesize diverse perspectives and viewpoints to develop informed beliefs and ethical reasoning, including respect for diverse cultures, multicultural understanding and awareness, ethical social and civic responsibility, and principled decision-making within the criminal justice profession.
  • Examine statistical research in criminal justice to determine its value and application within a global society.
    • Assess the use and value of research in criminal justice related to social issues and a global society.
    • Evaluate multiple perspectives and articulate what it means to contribute to a community and learn from those with diverse cultures and perspectives.
  • Critique components of the criminal justice system to propose improvements in processes and operations.
  • Apply criminal justice theory to decision-making in criminal justice.
  • Apply methods of criminal investigations and forensic science in real-world situations.

Upon completion of the MS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
    • Create and support arguments using research using information from within multiple disciplines.
    • Access, analyze, and synthesize interdisciplinary information and ideas to identify underlying assumptions and formulate conclusions.
    • Communicate accurately and clearly in writing scholarly interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from an interdisciplinary criminal justice perspective.
  • Implement professional standards of ethical responsibility that involve respect for diverse cultures, multicultural understanding and awareness, ethical social and civic responsibility, and principled decision making for criminal justice professionals.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of Criminal Justice as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Analyze and apply the theoretical foundations of criminal justice, criminal justice policy development in the United States, and ethical decision-making in criminal justice.
  • Specialize in of the following areas of knowledge within the field of Criminal Justice with a goal of being able to analyze and propose solutions to existing issues:
    • Corrections Management,
    • Restorative Justice Administration,
    • Leadership,
    • Or a specialized field of study chosen in conjunction with a departmental advisor.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
    • Create and support arguments using research using information from within multiple disciplines. 
    • Access, analyze, and synthesize interdisciplinary information and ideas to identify underlying assumptions and formulate conclusions.
    • Communicate accurately and clearly in writing scholarly interdisciplinary approach to human and health service administration.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from a human and health administration perspective.
  • Implement professional standards of ethical responsibility and diversity when working with organizations engaged in health and human services administration.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of health and human services as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Analyze the theoretical foundations of ethical decision making and strategic planning/evaluation to aid in initiatives within the field of human and health administration.
  • Gain specialized skills and abilities for handling diversity of cultural and social groups within health and human administration.
  • Apply concepts of leadership and management handling special populations within health and human administration.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to demonstrate the required knowlede:

  • Graduates will recognize characteristics of the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities and apply interdisciplinary approaches in an integrated way in order to understand complex problems.
    • Identify categories of knowledge, along with subcategories, focusing on natural science, social science, and humanities.
    • Integrate aspects of natural science, social science, and humanities to their program or field of study.
  • Graduates will research and communicate ideas about complex problems.
    • Develop ability in critical thinking and evaluation.
    • Develop ability to conduct research involving complex problems.
    • Develop ability to write about complex problems using graduate level academic writing standards.
  • Contribute to the field of interdisciplinarity and specific areas of Integrated Studies research and practice by proposing data-driven solutions to related issues.
  • Communicate research and ideas in writing, presentations, and discussions concerning complex problems from an Integrated Studies perspective.
  • Integrate considerations of professional ethics, diversity, and cultural identity when considering complex problems related to Integrated Studies.
  • Critically analyze research concerning complex problems related to Integrated Studies as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing research and analysis skills.
  • Analyze scholarly literature to reflect on one’s own lifelong learning, educational motivation, time management, and professional goal attainment.
  • Critique characteristics of the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities and apply interdisciplinary approaches in an integrated way in order to solve complex problems.
  • Integrate aspects of natural science, social science, and humanities to an area of study and research.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving within liberal studies.
    • Define the different disciplines, and determine interdisciplinary within areas of knowledge and across areas of knowledge.
    • Comprehend, think, and write as interdisciplinary individuals.
    • Apply Interdisciplinarity to real world situations and problem.
    • Formulate an interdisciplinary approach to liberal studies.
  • Effectively use creative and critical analysis to communicate information and ideas from a lifespan care perspective through writing and other media.
  • Synthesize diverse perspectives and viewpoints to develop informed beliefs about values, ethical reasoning, and civic responsibility concerning issues in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Examine the value and skills involved in goal setting, motivation to achievement, life-longlearning, roles as citizens in communities and society, multipleperspectives, and civic participation in communities and global society.
    • Examine values of goal attainment, motivation, and life-long learning for themselves and society.
    • Evaluate multiple perspectives and articulate what it means to contribute to a community and learn from those with diverse cultures and perspectives.
    • Contribute to communities through socially responsible engagement and leadership.
  • Apply practical concepts learned through the study of the natural sciences to problem-solving in daily life.
  • Analyze various perspectives and situations to propose solutions to social science issues.
  • Apply practical concepts learned through the study of the humanities to problem-solving in daily life.

Upon completion of the BA degree program, students should be able to

  • Effectively use creative and critical analysis to communicate information and ideas from a lifespan care perspective through writing and other media.
  • Apply the concepts of developmental health necessary to serve in leadership roles in caregiving organizations or facilities.
  • Critique lifespan care concepts related to care provided to children, adolescents, or elderly individuals as a lifespan care professional.
  • Analyze the skills necessary to effectively manage staff and administrators in organizations and facilities that provide a wide range of lifespan care services.

Upon completion of the MA degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from a museum studies perspective.
  • Implement professional standards of ethical responsibility, multi-cultural understanding and awareness, and diversity when working within museums and cultural centers making its collections and services available to the full range of audiences, respecting their diversity.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of museum studies as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Apply leadership and management skills into the culture of the museum and in the development of exhibits and programs, including house and small museums., including house and small museums.
  • Critique the history and architecture of museums, history of federal Indian law to relevant federal laws and policy.
  • Critically analyze controversies when planning museums, exhibit management, and collections management.
  • Analyze collections, curation, community and cultural diversity identity, historic preservation, and education within museum settings.

Upon completion of the MPS degree program, students should be able to:

  • Conduct academic research with a level of competence that exhibits mastery of academic writing and interdisciplinary research; advancing interdisciplinary research and analysis skills.
    • Create and support arguments using research using information from within multiple discipline.
    • Access, analyze, and synthesize interdisciplinary information and ideas to identify underlying assumptions and formulate conclusions.
    • Communicate accurately and clearly in writing scholarly interdisciplinary approach to prevention science.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts, through writing and other media, from a prevention science perspective.
  • Implement professional standards of ethical responsibility and diversity when working with individuals and within organizations engaged in prevention science.
  • Critically analyze research in the field of prevention science as consumers and producers of quality research.
  • Execute the major tasks associated with planning and evaluation in prevention science to include program development, implementation, and evaluation strategies.
  • Apply leadership and management skills to direct community organizations, public policy, and environmental change.
  • Analyze the fundamental principles and elements of prevention during different phases and stages of life, and the foundational principles and elements of prevention science.